The Florida Orchestra
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About The Florida Orchestra
The mission of The Florida Orchestra is to enrich the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music, ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently celebrates the human spirit.
To learn more about The Florida Orchestra vist www.floridaorchestra.org
The Music of The Doors
Saluting the raw energy, edgy lyrics and often wild stage presence of this ground-breaking iconic group, the lead singer of the rock band Zebra, Randy Jackson, is the featured vocal soloist with The Florida Orchestra in this sizzling tribute concert featuring 21 hits by The Doors, including Touch Me, Riders on the Storm, Roadhouse Blues and Light My Fire.
Fri, May 10th, 8 p.m., Progress Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg
Spring Pops in the Park
Pack a picnic basket and enjoy a free Pops in the Park Concert under the stars with The Florida Orchestra. Guest Conductor Steven Byess is on the podium for a program of fun and familiar symphonic favorites by Leonard Bernstein, George Bizet, Richard Wagner, Aaron Copland and Igor Stravinsky. The program also includes John Williams' "Raiders March" from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Henry Mancini's film theme Moon River, music from Pirates of the Caribbean, selections from The Sound of Music, and Tchaikovsky's explosive 1812 Overture.
Join the orchestra for this free Pops in the Park Concert Sunday, May 12, at 7:30 pm at River Tower Park in Tampa.
Raymond James Masterworks: Beethoven's Symphony No. 7
Principal Flute Clay Ellerbroek brings to life the wonderfully joyous, playful and tuneful melodies of Liebermann's Concerto for Flute and Orchestra on this concert with Mendelssohn's The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. Tito Munoz conducts.
Fri, May 17th, 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Ferguson Hall, Tampa
Sat, May 18th, 8 p.m., Progress Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg
Sun, May 19th, 7:30 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater
Raymond James Masterworks: Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
The concert opens with Messiaen's symphonic meditation Le offrandes oubliées (The Forgotten Offerings)...followed by the raw energy and breath-taking beauty of nature with the surging seas of sound in Debussy's La Mer. The evening concludes with the pagan-intoned orchestral power of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.
Fri, May 24th, 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Morisani Hall, Tampa
Sat, May 25th, 8 p.m., Progress Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg